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Jobs and volunteer opportunities

Before applying for jobs, please refer to information for applicants.
All posts are for employment with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) located at their central offices based at Friends House in Euston, London unless described otherwise.

Job opportunities at Friends House, Euston;

  • HR Advisor - closing date: Friday 30 January 2015
  • Sales and Events Coodinator - closing date: 12 pm, Thursday 5 February 2015
  • Senior Facilities and Property Manager - closing date: 9 am, 11 February 2015

Study opportunity at Quaker United Nations, Geneva

  • Geneva Summer School - closing date: Monday 16 March 2015

Volunteer opportunities at Friends House, Euston:

  • Quaker Centre Volunteer

Volunteer opportunity at Swarthmoor Hall, Cumbria;

  • Swarthmoor Hall Volunteers

Please scroll below for more information. If you wish to apply for more than one vacancy please send a separate application form for each.


HR Advisor
Human Resources


SALARY – £30,797 per annum
CONTRACT – Permanent
HOURS – Full time, 35 hours per week
LOCATION – Friends House, Euston, London NW1

Are you looking for the next step in your HR career?  This is an ideal opportunity for a newly qualified HR professional with some generalist HR experience.

You will provide advice and support to our managers across the full range of HR issues.  You be involved in policy reviews and development and contribute to the development of the HR department.

You must be educated to degree level or equivalent; CIPD qualified; possess excellent interpersonal skills; be a team player; be comfortable working with databases; organised and numerate, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

CLOSING DATE – Friday 30 January 2015
INTERVIEWS – 12 February 2015

Application Pack


Sales and Events Coordinator (Maternity Cover)
Friends House Hospitality


SALARY – £25,225 per annum
CONTRACT – 1 Year Fixed Term Contract
HOURS – Full time, 35 hours per week
LOCATION – Friends House, Euston, NW1

Are you passionate and enthusiastic? Have excellent customer service skills? Looking for a new challenge? Then this is the ideal opportunity for you.

We are looking for a candidate to join our sales & events team in a busy conference office. You will work as part of the team to sell our exciting new venue The Light - A 1000-seater auditorium alongside 22 other flexible meeting rooms.

You will play a key role in generating sales, through processing of conference enquiries and bookings. You will interact with customers via telephone, email and face-to-face to ensure promotion of our facilities to new and existing clients through a pro-active approach. You will be a strong administrator with excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and a commitment to working within the values of the organisation.

CLOSING DATE – 12 pm, Thursday 5 February 2015
INTERVIEWS – Friday 13 February 2015

Application Pack


Senior Facilities & Property Manager
Friends House Hospitality


SALARY - £45,090 per annum
CONTRACT – 2 Year Fixed Term
HOURS – 35 hours per week
LOCATION – Euston, London NW1

Would you like the opportunity to join an enthusiastic team and to use your skills to develop, deliver and maintain outstanding facilities and property services? Friends House, the central offices of a charity, which encompass a thriving conference and events business is situated directly opposite Euston Station in London and seeks a highly knowledgeable facilities and property professional.

Reporting to the Head of Facilities you will have lead responsibility for maintaining and enhancing Friends House and Swarthmoor Hall’s hard FM and other services to ensure a legally complaint, secure, safe, attractive and effective working environment for Friends House staff, committees, customers and visitors.

Leading a small team you will also ensure that we set, implement, monitor, evaluate and develop our services.

You will:
• Be highly organised with an outgoing style
• Have demonstrable experience of working as a senior manager in a hard FM role managing more than one property
• Have the ability to plan strategically and to give advice on facilities and property matters to the Head of Department and Committees
• Have proven experience of proactively planning preventive maintenance and life cycle
• Have implemented new systems and ways of working
• Have experience of managing budgets/projects up to the value of 2 million
• Have strong leadership skills and the ability to direct contractors, building professionals and property agents
• Be flexible and be able to deliver a high quality of customer service

CLOSING DATE – 9 am, Wednesday 11 February 2015
INTERVIEWS – Monday 23 February 2015

For more information about Friends House go to:

Application Pack


Quaker United Nations Summer School
5 July – 17 July 2015, Geneva


For people with an active interest in international affairs

  • Would you like to study the UN at first hand?
  • Do you want to meet people from all over the world?
  • Are you aged 20 to 26?

The summer school aims to provide an introduction to the work of the United Nations. Contact Helen Bradford for more information at or +44 (0) 20 7663 1071.

CLOSING DATE - Monday 16 March 2015

 Application Pack


Quaker Centre Volunteer
Quaker Life


Voluntary, travel expenses paid

What kind of role involves listening and responding to Quakers and other visitors from around the country and abroad, some seeking work or a home or a place to share their burdens? What role might also include eldering a meeting, arranging flowers, clearing tables, taking deliveries, shelving, sorting, replenishing leaflet displays, counting, packing, stock control, making up book orders, pricing, or mailing out large numbers of Quaker periodicals and newsletters to Friends? Where, sometimes, might you be expected simply to sit and wait?
Being a Quaker centre volunteer at Friends House involves all this.

Information To Apply


House Tour Guides
Swarthmoor Hall, Cumbria


Voluntary, travel expenses paid

Swarthmoor Hall is a historic house known as the ‘cradle of Quakerism’. The house is open to the public four afternoons a week throughout the year and for group tours at other times by appointment. We are looking for Friends who live within travelling distance of the Hall who are interested in acting as a tour guide. We do not necessarily need a regular commitment of hours. We do hope to develop a pool of volunteers who we will train as tour guides for our visitors both adults and children.

Volunteer Enrolment Form